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good morning. it is tuesday, may 24th, 2016. welcome to "cbs this morning." a major shake-up at the tsa after seemingly endless security lines anger passengers and congress. hillary clinton uses donald trump's own words against him. the billionaire responds with personal attacks. trump's campaign manager corey lewandowski is in studio 57. steve martin is in studio 57 with his latest leading lady. together they're lighting up broadway with their new musical. it's called "bright star." but we begin this morning with a look at today's eye opener, your world in 90 seconds. >> i was disturbed but not suse
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flight point to an explosion. >> personnelha cnges as the transportation security administration where the head of security operations has been replaced. >> officer edward nero was acquitted of assault, reckless endangerment, and misconduct in connection with the death of freddie gray. . >> the secretary of veterans affairs under fire. he compared wait times at v.a. hospitals toes lin at disneyland. >> do they measure the number of hours you wait in line? >> severe weather is again
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practically from top to bottom. multiple tornadoes, high winds, and heavy rain. >> president barack obama continuing his asia pivot. >> the president landing in ho chi minh city. >> a small plane crashed into the hawaiian waters off oahu. >> deep right field. it is gone! >> and all that matters. >> i just wanted to come out and do an empowered scene which wasn't sexual. it was naked. >> was strong. you're kick ingass. and without any dragons. just doing it for herself. >> well, herself. >> you know that doesn't sound anything like chewbacca, right? >> i got to disagree. can i give you one director's note? it's less like this. and it's more like this. [ laughter ]
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welcome to "cbs this morning." air travelers say they are sick of endless security delays at airports. now the tsa is shaking things up before one of this year's biggest travel weekends. >> the agency has forced out its head of security operations, kelly hogan. and chicago's o'hare has a new leadership team working to trim those lines. kris is there now. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the lines at airports across this country really became a black eye for the tsa. the latest in a series of problems for the act si. now one top executive has been replaced as one senior official told me, it was just time for a change. in the wake of historically long lines anotht some of the nation airports, the
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security administration is making changes. kelly hogan, responsible for security operations at nearly 450 airports nationwide, is out, replaced by his deputy. last week hogan's compensation was questioned by republican congressman john micah. >> the gentleman in charge of all of this program earned in one year an $80,000 bonus. >> reporter: as the head of security for tsa, hogan's base salary was more than $181,000 a year. over 13 months, he took home more than 90,000 in bonuses, even as the screeners he oversaw failed to detect mock explosives or banned weapons in 95% of tests by the inspector general. hogan was hammered earlier this month. >> security operations at tsa have been abysmal. >> reporter: in this memo announcing the staffing changes, the tsa administrator also disclosed a new leadership team at chicago o'hare international airport, one week after more than 100 passengers w
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sleep on cots. nationwide, tens of thousands have missed their flights as screenings have slowed. the tsa blames staffing shortages, tightened screening measures, and an increasing number of fliers. >> i think you'll still see crowds in airports, but my goal is to keep you moving. we can't have a situation like we had here in chicago again. >> reporter: also in that memo, we learned the tsa has set up an incident command center. that's to more quickly respond to screening delays and challenges, to be able to move people to address those issues. we should tell you mr. hogan did not respond to our requests for comment overnight. gayle? >> all right. thank you, kris. a top egyptian forensic official tells the associated press this morning that human remains from egyptair flight 804 suggest an explosion on board. so far, there have been no traces of explosives found. a french navy ship has helped arrive to recover the black
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boxes. the search is focused in the mediterranean off the coast of egypt. holly williams is live at cairo international airport with new developments in this investigation. >> reporter: good morning. the unnamed official quoted in this report apparently said that an explosion was the logical explanati explanation but didn't say whether the suspected cause was a mechanical failure or a bomb. and there is more confusion today here in cairo with an egyptian official saying radar data from the greek government about the plane's final moments in the air is wrong. the greek government said that just after the plane left its air space, it swerved wildly and plummeted before finally falling off the radar screen. but now egypt's head of air navigation services has denied that, saying the plane was flying normally when last seen on egyptian radar. meanwhile, data published by an
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appears to have show there was smoke on board the plane in the minutes before it crashed. but experts say the smoke alarms could also have been trigerered by a sudden loss in pressure. even the plane's flight recorders, are so-called black boxes, may not tell us what wrong. it depends on the information they contain if they're recovered. retired general was chief of staff of the egyptian air force. >> we'll find what happened. >> god willing, we'll find out what happened. >> yes. >> reporter: the egyptian civil aviation ministry said today it's taken dna samples from the victim's families to try to identify the human remains recovered so far. charlie? >> holly williams in egypt. thanks, holly. hillary clinton's campaign is launching a new phase of coordinated attacks on donald trump. a new ad tries to connect the maal estate mogul to the housing
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>> but her cam trapaign still f a tough democratic primary fight with senator bernie sanders. nancy cortes is covering the two-track fight. >> good morning. this is the clinton campaign's first big coordinated attempt to define donald trump. they and their surrogates are going after one of his biggest selling points, his business experience. >> if there is a bubble burst, as they call it, you know, you can make a lot of money. >> using his own words against him, clinton supporters and lawmakers in more than half a dozen battleground states will all argue today that trump rooted for the housing market to collapse. >> i sort of hope that happens because then people like me would go in and buy. >> campaigning in stockton, california, former president bill clinton had this message for democrats, who are worried that polls now show trump pulling even with his wife. >> just relax. in the end, the american people
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they only have so much bandwidth to think about politics. >> he said he learned that first hand when he won the nomination in 1992. >> when i showed up at the convention, a majority of the american people didn't know that hillary and i had a child. >> but hillary clinton can't shake sanders, who predicted monday that this year's convention could get messy and urged her to debate him ahead of the california primary. the clinton campaign said no dice, arguing hillary clinton's time is best spent campaigning and meeting directly with voters across california and preparing for a general election campaign. >> i was disturbed but not surprised to hear a few hours ago that secretary clinton has backed out of the debate. [ booing ] >> back in 2008 when she was the one trailing, clinton sounded a lot like sanders today. >> it's the toughest job in the world. you should be willing to campaign
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you should be willing to debate any time, anywhere. >> the dnc is giving sanders one thing that he's wanted, influence over the party platform to be unveiled at the convention this summer. he gets to name five members of the 15-member committee. that's nearly as many as the likely nominee gets. gayle, she gets six. >> allight. thank you very much, nancy. donald trump is getting personal with his attacks on the clintons. the presumptive nominee is bringing back old allegations against former president bill clinton. the attacks follow donald trump's meeting with the senate foreign relations chairman yesterday in new york. major garrett looks at trump's strategy, mixing policy and personal attacks. >> good morning. besides senator bob corker, donald trump has also sought advice from two former secretaries of state. polls are showing most republicans have begun to fall in line behind donald trump. that's why the presumptive nominee is also attracting more and more support
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>> much rather have policy and issues. >> donald trump plays issues and attacks with equal emphasis. >> they're dirty players. they've been dirty players historically. i have to fight back the way i have to fight back. >> on monday, trump released an internet video again highlighting unproven sexual assault allegations kbens former president bill clinton. the same day, trump sat down with senate foreign relations committee chairman bob corker, who later acknowledged the uncertainty his foreign counterparts feel towards trump's unconventional, and to some, alarming foreign policy proposals. >> some of the comments relative toea sprding nuclear arms in japan and south korea i would disagree with. my sense is that he will evolve. >> that evolution is already evident as trump fumbles with a high-profile gun rights issue.
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we're getting rid of gun-free zones, okay? >> that was trump friday after landing the national rifle association's endorsement. this was sunday. >> i don't want to have guns in classrooms, although in some cases teachers should have guns in classrooms. >> hillary clinton attacked trump as dangerous and radical on the issue. trump is now shifting, saying he would only get rid of gun-free zones in some cases. and only school resource officers would be armed. and trump's fascination with conspiracy theories continues. trump told "the washington post" the 1993 death of clinton family confidant vince foster was, quote, very fishy. investigators ruled his death a suicide. >> thanks so much, major. donald trump's refusal to release tax returns is causing concern. in the next hour, his camp
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apology this morning from the secretary of veteran's affairs. bob mcdonald compared long wait lines to disneyland wait times. >> when you go to disney, do they measure the number of hours you wait in line? the important part is your satisfaction. >> john mccain called the comments outrageous and completely inappropriate. >> paul ryan tweeted, this is not make believe, mr. secretary. president obama appointed mcdonald to help fix the chronic wait times. president obama's criticizing vietnam's government over its human rights record. the president arrived this morning in ho chi minh city, formerly saigon. before leaving hanoi, the president met with human rights activists. he complained vietnam
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son-in-law of the some of the invitees from attending. >> there has been some modest progress. it is our hope that through some legal reforms that are being drafted, there will be more progress. >> in a live speech on local tv, the president pushed vietnam to allow greater freedoms. he argued that it would improve the communist country's economy and stability. this morning a baltimore police officer is free on charges in the death of freddie gray. officer edward nero was accused of assault, reckless endangerment, and misconduct. a judge found him not guilty. chip reid is outside baltimore city hall with the verdict that is raising questions about the decision to file charges. chip, good morning. >> reporter: well, good morning. the judge concluded that officer nero played little role in the arrest and death of freddie gray, who died in police custody. nero is the second of six officers to go to trial. the first ended in a mistrial. edward nero
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courthouse monday unsure about his future. inside, he burst into tears when judge barry williams acquitted him on all counts. the judge rejected the state's claim of recklessness and negligence, saying the state has not met its burden to prove beyond a reasonable doubt all required elements of the crimes charged. in a statement, nero's attorney said his client is elated that this nightmare is finally over. nero, seen here during freddie gray's arrest, was not charged in his death. his most serious charges were assault and failing to buckle gray into the police van, where he sustained a fatal spinal cord injury. gray's death sparked protests, riots, and then action from the state's attorney marilyn mosby. >> we have probable cause to file criminal charges. >> reporter: monday, the baltimore police union blasted the state's attorneys office saying it, quote, responded to the riots and violence in baltimore by rushing to charge these officers rashly and without any meaningful investigation. >> police union
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and let justice do its job. >> reporter: billy murphy, the attorney for freddie gray's family, said the case against the other officers, especially those charged directly in gray's death, is far from over. >> judge williams is very careful to distinguish this officer's lack of culpability from any of the other officers. >> reporter: but so far, two of the six officers have gone to trial with no convictions. officer cesar goodson, the driver of the van that transported gray, is scheduled to go to trial in about two weeks. he's scheduled with second-degree depraved heart murder. after last year's riots, that's the trial that has baltimore holding its collective breath. norah? >> no doubt, chip. thank you so much. the supreme court is giving a black man on death row a chance at a new trial. timothy foster was convicted of raping and murdering a white woman in 1987. the justices ruled 7-1 yesterday that prosecutors improperly kept other blacks off the jury. they pointed to evidence from a
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prosecutor's hand-written note on a list of potential jurors titled definite noes. the top five people were african-americans. investigators want to know why a sky diving plane crash burst into flames in hawaii. the crash killed all five people on board. the single-engine cessna went down yesterday on the island of kauai. it carried a pilot, two instructors, and two tandem jumpers. witnesses say the plane appeared to have engine troubles shortly after breakoff. a virgin america flight was forced to land after apparently hitting a bird in denver. >> we've had a bird strike on departure. we need to return to denver. >> do you know where the bird strike was? >> we're assuming it's right engine. >> the pilot of flight 865 declared an emergency just after taking off yesterday for san francisco. the airbus a-320 returned safely to the denver airport. no one was hurt, and the plane is being inspected. the biggest auto recall in u.s. history is expanding again. toyota i
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million more cars to replace faulty air bag inflators. the takata air bags can explode and send shrapnel into drivers and passengers. the defect is blamed for at least 11 deaths worldwide. more than 63 million vehicles by 17 automakers are affected. to see the latest models recalled, you can visit cbsthismorning.com. new auto crash tests find some of america's best-known muscle cars are a little weak. testers rated the chevy camaro, the ford mustang, and the dodge challenger. good for protecting passengers from side impacts and overlap frontal crashes, but the camaro was rated low for roof strength, and the challenger performed the worst. regulators say these muscle cars are more likely to crash, so they need the best occupant protection. tornadoes and large hail could strike again today in parts of the great plains. a twister touched down yesterday near the oklahoma panhandle in woodward. noag
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and people in southern pennsylvania got a late taste of winter. nickel-sized hail pounded car windshields in west oak, philadelphia. it piled up on roads and front lawns. >> are you supposed to get hail in may? >> i know. >> anywhere in the united states. >> crazy weather. >> a remarkable feat overnight on the world's tallest peak. we've been following it in realtime. ahead, what makes the climbers'
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a crucial morning in the sex assault case against bill cosby. >> ahead, ri ckki klieman on th womaho
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there's something you don't see every day. hamlet the pig. yep, his name is hamlet. got caught in a hailstorm on saturday in billings, montana. he escaped from his cage and made a run for it. >> where's he going? >> he went through the neighborhood getting pounded by the hail. no dummy, this hamlet. h sought shelter under a car. that's where his owner caught up with him and led him back to safety. hamlet said, i don't know where i'm going, but i'm getting out of here. >> what i always wonder is who's taking the pictures. >> and not helping little hamlet. they said hail is not unusual, i'm told, in the spring. i thought it was. >> so much rain too. >> not fun today in a lot of the country. welcome back to "cbs this morning." coming up in this half hour, bill cosby back in
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morning. his alleged sex assault victim could be waiting for him. legal expert rikki klieman is in studio 57 to show us how cosby's defense team could challenge the woman's claims. plus, the justice department's new focus on police that kill or injure civilians. why officers have gotten the benefit of the doubt for so long and why that could be about to change. time to show you some of this morning's headlines. "the new york times" says a facebook internal investigation found no evidence of systemic political bias in its trending topics. a report this month accused the social network of suppressing conservative views. in a statement yesterday, facebook announced changes, including no longer using some national news sources to boost trending topics. "the washington post" looks at a new claim that the nfl tried to incluns concussion research. the league attempted to steer research funding away from a prominent boston university researcher and tried to redirect it to members of the league's owom
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the nfl denies any suggestion of improper influence. "usa today" says sports authority has reached the end game. the sporting goods chain plans to close all 463 of its u.s. stores. going out of business sales are expected to start by friday. the company sought bankruptcy protection in march. sports authority says online shopping squeezed its profits. >> i'm sorry to see that. i like that story. >> i know. >> if i was here, i'd be there friday for the sale. >> what are you looking for? new shoes, weights. >> get a couple good deals. >> golf balls. >> i'm really sorry it's closing up. "the seattle times" says americans are kicking the smoking habit at a faster rate. new government figures show the rate of adults who smoked last year fell to 15%. that's two percentage points lower than 2014. it's the biggest one-year drop in more than 20 years. smoking is blamed for more than 480,000 deaths in this country ev
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tribune" says baseball hall of famer's family is suing a tobacco company for wrongful death. tony gwynn's widow says he got hooked on smokeless tobacco. he died in 2014 of oral cancer. he was just 54 years old. >> and a great player. the acquittal of baltimore police officer edward nero in the freddie gray case shows again how hard it is to convict officers accused of serious crimes. gray died after breaking his neck in police custody. since 2005, 70 officers in this country have faced charges related to an on-duty shooting. only 23 were found guilty. that is a conviction rate of less than 33%. jeff pegues is at the justice department and looks at a new push to hold police more accountable. jeff, good morning.
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police are under more scrutiny than ever before. the department of justice has launched investigations into police tactics in select cities across the country and local prosecutors are taking cases that historically have been tough to win. >> he should have gotten something! somebody got to be responsible for that murder. >> reporter: the outrage in baltimore monday is something we've seen before. in cleveland after a grand jury didn't indict the officer who shot 12-year-old tamir rice. in new york following news the officer who put a chokehold on eric garner would not face prosecution. and in ferguson, missouri, when the officer who shot michael brown avoided criminal charges. >> just an honest assessment of these types of cases are they are difficult to prove in front of juries. >> reporter: johnny baer prosecuted pennsylvania police officer lisa merkel. she was found not guilty in november the shoot
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>> people are willing to give police officers the benefit of the doubt when they're in uniform and making split-second decisions in very difficult environments. >> reporter: researchers at bowling green university say about 1100 people are killed in police shootings every year. but in 2015, just 18 officers were charged and only three were convicted. peter liang received five years probation and community service for killing a man in a stairwell of a brooklyn apartment building. robert bates was convicted of manslaughter for killing eric harris during an undercover sting. >> i shot him. i'm sorry. >> reporter: he is awaiting sentencing. >> what we're seeing is the sentences are fairly light, but on average, officers are receiving sentences
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years. >> reporter: researcher phillip stinson, a former police officer, thinks the proliferation of video cameras will lead to more prosecutions in the future. >> we're seeing some patterns where some officers seem to get caught in lies. they make false statements. they write up false reports. when the video evidence contradicts that, prosecutors take a closer look. >> reporter: video evidence gathered from witness cell phone cameras and body cameras that are increasingly being worn by police as standard equipment as police chiefs across the country seek transparency. >> jeff, thank you so much. bill cosby could come face to face this morning with one of the women accusing him of drugging and molesting them. the only criminal case against the entertainer moves forward with a preliminary hearing outside philadelphia. prosecutors claim the 2004 encounter between cosby and then-temple university employee was criminal sexual assault. cbs news legal expert rikki klieman is here. so what are we going to see in court today? >> well, the choice is really up
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to the prosecution. they can put andrea on the witness stand in order to accomplish probable cause that she was actually assaulted by mr. cosby. or because of a case in pennsylvania, they could use what we call hearsay, meaning they could call a police officer or a detective to read into evidence her report. when i thought about this yesterday, i said, well, of course they're going to call her because we want to see her and we want to the see how strong she is, and they want to put on a show. i don't mean that inappropriately. they want the world to see. as i thought about it overnight, if i were the prosecutor, i would not call her. >> why? >> because of the risks involved. the risks involved are exactly that you play into the defense attorney's hands. what does a defense lawyer want out of a preliminary hearing? defense lawyers love preliminary hearings. they get to cross-examine the key witness. what they
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the witness in a statement, get the witness to commit to something that perhaps later on they might want to contradict themselves and they're stuck because it's under oath. and also to discover. that is, to find out information. why did she go back to his home after she alleges she was sexually assaulted? why did it take her a year to bring the complaint? >> well, their team says this was a consensual incident between the two of them. >> that is what they say. >> what's their strategy then? >> well, the defense strategy is certainly to say that in this consensual encounter, that the only reason that she went forward with a civil complaint a year later was in order to get money. so they really want to paint her in a very unflattering way. >> what about some of the details we learned from these 2005 and 2006 depositions about quaaludes, about sexual un
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>> grisly, yes. gruesome and plain creepy. what we find out from those kinds of admissions that were made by mr. cosby in various depositions is they'll fight about them at the trial, and they may fight about them today. >> do they want a criminal conviction because that will then make him much more vulnerable to civil suits? >> no, they want a criminal conviction because they think he deserves it. >> all right. thank you very much, rikki klieman. all month long, two climbers have shared their life on mt. everest with the world. >> the death zone. >> dun-dun-dun. >> exactly. as you go higher, your body simply can't regenerate. every minute spent above that altitude puts you, without trying to be too dramatic here, puts you closer to death. the margin for error drops to zero. if you screw up, you die. >> don't like that. this morning, one of them has reached an incredible milestone. we'll tell you who coming up. and if you're heading out the do w
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a dramatic update this morning for you on the mt. everest climbers we've been following all month. cory richards has reached the summit of the world's tallest mountain overnight. go, cory. he and climbing companion are sharing their adventure on social media in realtime. cory's accomplishment follows the recent death of at least six other climbers. dana jacobson is here with this remarkable feat in the face of very extreme risks. >> good morning. climbing mt. everest obviously can be deadly. the bitter cold, unpredictable weather patterns, the battle against your body, and doing it all without the help of supplemental oxygen is for most
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professional climbers unthinkable. but that is just what cory richards did. >> making final decisions. we've got about four hours until we leave for the summit. >> cory richards climbed his way to the top of the world monday night, standing at 29,029 feet above sea level. >> you're a machine. you're amazing. >> the adventure photographer and professional climber reached the summit of mt. everest without the help of supplemental oxygen, a feat less than 200 others have ever accomplished. >> you know we're at 27,000 feet right now. >> climbing partner and friend adrian ballinger failed to reach the peak, forced to turn back because of cold temperatures. on everest, the separation between life and death is sometimes razor thin. >> the death zone. >> dun-dun-dun. >> exactly. as you go higher, your body just simply can't regenerate. every minute spent above that altitude puts you, without trying to be too dramatic here
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the margin for error drops to zero. if you screw up, you die. >> at 5 1/2 miles above the earth, the atmosphere thins and oxygen levels are significantly lower. only about a third of what you'd find at sea level. doing anything is exhausting. >> making my way slowly uphill. >> throughout their journey, they've been sharing their adventure to the top of the world on the social media app snapchat. >> the old saying is going up is optional, coming down is mandatory. that's rule number one. snapping, number two. >> cory richards made it down from the summit to a lower camp earlier this month, reunited with adrian. the two are expected to make their way back down the mountain together today, actually get to advance base camp at 6400 meters. now, again, adrian, who had the darker hair, had summited six times before with oxygen. this was cory's first ever summit and did it without using supplemental oxygen. >> bravo to cory, but you've
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how close did he get? >> less than a quarter of a mile. we were doing the math. but he knew that he had to be true to himself and to his body and pay attention to that. >> yeah, be safe. >> that's a smart decision by him. >> very smart decision. >> he told his dad he wasn't going to make any foolish choices. that's good. >> the mountain will be there. >> that's right. it's a great story. >> thank you so much, dana. the world's first surviving septuplets share another big moment ahead. seven brothers and sisters in the mccaughey family take the stage and prepare for new chapters in their lives. oh, my gosh. just got the goose bumps.
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it is tuesday, may 24th, 2016. welcome back to "cbs this morning." there is more real news ahead, including questions for donald trump about his fundraising for veterans and potential running mate. plus, his campaign manager corey lewandowski for answers. he's here today. first, here's today's eye opener at 8:00. >> lines across this country became a black eye for the tsa. now one top executive hasn bee replaced. >> the unnamed official in this report said an explosion was the logical explanation. >> the clinton campaign's first attempt to define donald trump, and they're going after his business experience. >> polls are showing most republicans bhave teguno fall
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attracting more and more support fr p thearty's biggeonst dors. >> the judge concluded that officer nero played little role in the arrest and death of freddie gray. >> police are under more scrutiny than ever before. the department of justice has launched investigations into police tactics. >> do they want a criminal conviction because that would then make him muche mor vulnerable to civil suits? >> no, they want a criminal conviction because they think he deserves it. >> doing it all without the help of supplemental oxygen is for most professional climbers unthinkable. but that is just what cory richards did. >> the white house went into lockdown yesterday after several balloons drifted on to the property. even worse, bernie sanders' house was attached to them. >> i'm charlie rose with gayle king and norah o'donnell. the democratic presidential race is starting to focus on 475 pledge delegates up for
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california. it is one of six states that will vote two weeks from today. with so many delegates at stake, hillary clinton and bernie sanders are spending a lot of time there. >> in santa monica, bernie sanders criticized hillary clinton for not agreeing to another debate. clinton's campaign says her time is better spent meeting with the voters. the associated press asked sanders if he thinks the democratic convention will be messy. >> so what, our democracy is messy. every day of my life is messy. but if you want everything to be quiet and orderly and allow things to proceed without vigorous debate, that's not what democracy is about. >> bernie sanders says his campaign is bringing in political newcomers and the democratic party should embrace them. >> hillary clinton and her campaign are looking past bernie sanders and attacking donald trump. >> trump economics is a recipe for lower wages, fewer jobs, more debt. he could bankrupt america like he's bankrupted his companies. i mean, ask
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anybody lose money running a casino? really. >> in california, former president bill clinton called trump's position on muslim-americans, quote, a disgrace. >> california suffered the most recent terrorist incident down in san bernardino. those people were converted over to social media. so he can build his little wall along the mexican border. you can put every plane air force has in the air. you cannot keep out social media. that's why we need to embrace our fellow americans who are muslims and love freedom and hate terror and want to be part of this country. >> trump posted this video yesterday on instagram. it focuses on unproven sexual assault allegations against the president. when asked about it, trump said he would rather have a policy debate. >> i'm only responding to
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they do. she's been very nasty. i said i'd like it to be on policy. i'd like it to be a straight, right down the middle. >> trump has already pushed back against a skeleton from his own past. when asked about allegations he used to pretend to be his own publicist, trump said, you're going so low as to talk about something that took place 25 years ago. let's get on to more current subjects. "cbs this morning" is taking a close look at donald trump's net worth, both what he says about it b and what others have reported. on monday, we looked at trump's 2006 lawsuit against a biographer. in a deposition, he was repeatedly questioned about exaggerating his wealth. >> and in 2014, trump said his brand was worth $3.3 billion. last year, "forbes" magazine estimated his value to be far lower, just 125 million. a focus of hillary clinton's campaign. donald trump's campaign manager, corey lewandowski joins us now. wee.
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about a man's wealth coming from financial institutions who he has applied for credit? >> well, i think what you have to look at when you have mr. trump is you have the american success story. you have a person who borrowed a million dollars and grew it to a $10 billion corporation or more with some of the most iconic assets in the world that if we were to sell off, it would be, many, times more. >> the question is not that he has a success story in business. the question is how successful. what he says or what all these financial institutions say. >> the success is in properties that he owns and the cash he has. he had $557 million in income last year. i think by any standards, that counts as success. $557 million. he just filed last week the largest personal financial disclosure statement in the history of our country, outlining what those assets are. here's the problem with the statements. here's the problem. when you look at trump tower, a massive building here in new york, the option is to say it's worth more than $50 million. that's the highest category there is. if yoo
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the street, it sold for $1.8 billion. he can't say that building is worth 2 billion or more, which it is. it just says 50 million. that's not a true accounting. >> you know this. one way to determine how much you're worth is to release your tax returns. >> your tax returns on a yearly basis don't tell you what you're worth. they show your income. mr. trump has already showed his income. $557 million last year. he has a massive cash flow, very, very little debt. he's worth $10 billion. look at some of the properties he owns. doral in florida. >> nobody disputes how much property he owns. your tax returns show what you pay in taxes, your charitable contributions. >> as a businessman, to his family, to his corporation, he is going to pay the smallest amount of taxes possible, which i think the american people understand. every deduction possible, he fights for every single dollar. that's the mind set you want to bring to the government. >> no one
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money he's deducting. the question is, is transparency on a man who's one of the two people most likely to become president. >> i think what you also have, and we've been clear about this, is these taxes are in routine audit right now. from every attorney he's talked to, including people like greta van susteren said, if i were to be your council, i would never allow you to release those taxes until the routine irs audit is done. this is the fault of the irs. as soon as that audit is done, he'll release his taxes. >> but the irs has said there's -- >> there's no legal obligation. when you release them and the irs has the ability to scrutinize them, you don't know if they're going to change or not. let the irs finish their work. >> within a day? >> as soon as it's done. >> as his campaign manager, you know trump's tax attorney has put out a statement saying they have been -- the taxes from 2002 to 2008, the audits are done. it's been cleared. why not release the tax returns fr t
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there's nothing to see from 2002 and 2003 and 2004. what you're interested in is his tax rate. it's awe low as possible to build his business so he can provide jobs to the people in his corporation. there's no question about it. the issue is, all those other taxes moving forward, which would be relevant right now, are under routine audit. as soon as that's done, he'll release them. >> i guess what the issue is, trump had been publicly insistent that when mitt romney ran for president, that he release his tax returns. he said at the time, quote, it's a great thing when you can show you've been successful and that you've made a lot of money. so is there a concern that mr. trump's tax returns will show his income is, in fact, smaller than what he's said publicly. >> absolutely not. don't forget, mitt romney waited until 30 days before the general election to release his tax returns. he released a summary back in february until he was pressured to get them done. harry reid went on the senate floor and forced mitt romney to release those taxes. mitt romney's taxes were not under audit at the time. the information whir.
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has just released -- >> he said the taxes won't show anything, but in mitt romney's case, they were inkrcredibly revealing. >> the difference is, mr. trump is proud to pay a lower tax rate. >> then let us know how low it is. i want to pay it too. >> you need to fight for every dollar so you can put your money back into the business and create jobs. >> speaking of mitt romney, mitt romney has said there is, in his judgment, something to hide. >> mitt romney is a failed presidential candidate on two different occasions, as you know. he wanted to get in this race so badly and realized he couldn't win again. he had his opportunity to try and set the country right. he disappeared the last three weeks of that general election campaign. no one knows where the guy went. he decided to build an eight-car garage at his malibu home while he's running for president. he hid from his health. donald trump embraces it. he says this is what america can become.
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people always say, people who have nothing to hide, hide nothing. i think that goes to the question of transparency, number one. isn't team trump asking vp candidates to provide their own tax returns? >> we haven't asked that. to be clear, mr. trump owns a store on fifth avenue worth more than what mitt romney's total net worth was. he's very proud of his wealth. the other thing is, we've already showed over 500 business interests which mr. trump has. it's available anywhere you want. half a billion dollars a year in income. great cash flow, very low debt. this is the american success story. i don't know what you think you're going to learn. there's nothing to learn. as soon as the irs is done, he'll release those taxes. >> when are you hearing they'll be done? >> that's the irs. you've seen the problems the irs is faced with. >> but you can challenge that and extend it out for a time, can you not? >> we haven't asked for any extensions. just like when it comes to the personal financial disclosure statement, we've never asked for an extension, unlike bernie sanders, who z that a one-page document and has to ask for an
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audit? >> you have got more power than i do. that's for certain, if you can get the irs to move. >> but that's a fair question. mr. trump said as soon as the audit is finished, he'll release the returns. >> but the irs has said an audit does not keep you from releasing. >> but to release under an audit that could change or not change doesn't make sense. get it done and mr. trump will release those taxes. >> can i ask you about a pledge trump maid publicly to support our veterans? he skipped a debate and said i'd rather raise money for our veterans. he said it would be $6 million. you said recently it only netted $4.5 million. we've reached out to many of those people who said they would pledge money. it's less than that. what's the current amount that has been donated to veterans? >> it's not less than that. what we said was by memorial day, which is next monday, all of the money will be distributed. mr. trump pledged a million
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personally through his personal accounts, not through his foundation. the accounting that has been attributed to that has shown that $4.5 million has been attributed. this is going to be somewhere between $5. 5 million and $6 million total given to the veterans. this was not an obligation mr. trump had. this is something he did to help the veterans so he can give back. >> to clarify this matter and set it, will mr. trump release exactly where he's given that million dollars to, which veterans organization? >> i'll ask him to do that. the bottom line is, he's take an million dollars out of his personal account. he's given it to charities he felt was worthy. any remaining money will be distributed before memorial day. >> where is team trump in terms of picking a vp candidate? >> i think it's fair to say there's one person on this team who's going to pick the candidate. it's donald trump. >> he's shared it with you, corey. >> steve martin is in the green room. >> who's on the short list? >>
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he had a meeting with bob corker yesterday. they agreed on many issues moving forward on foreign policy. >> are you vetting senator corker for advice as a presidential possibility? >> here's what the decision comes down to. it's very simple. mr. trump is going to pick the person who is best to partner with him to get his legislative agenda done through congress. >> he said it will be someone from washington likely because he wants someone who knows the government and someone perhaps who's been in government. >> i think it's someone who has federal elective experience, so they can make sure they get his legislative agenda done, which is tax cuts for the middle class, reducing our debt, reducing burden on on individuals. >> he wants a political insider still. that's not changed. >> this is already a nasty campaign. >> aren't they all? >> well, many are, but this seems to take it to new depths. is he going to go deeper in
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assassination? regardless of who the candidate is. >> and this has been clear from june 16th of last year when he got in the race. when someone attacks donald trump, he responds in kind. maybe times ten. the difference is, he's authentic, genuine, that's what the american people want. from the republicans who attacked him to now the democrats who are attacking him saying he's not fit to be the president of the united states, he's not going to let these attacks pass. he's going to engage and engage harder than them. the american people want a fighter, someone who's going to stand up for us. when you're president of the united states, you're going to put america first for a change. that's what donald trump brings. >> corey lewandowski, you've had the last word at the table today. thank you ve
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kind of like our little living room. otherwise known as our toyota greenroom. >> look who it is. >> not quite green. >> and you are who? >> steve martin. carmen cusack. >> and what do you do? >> i don't know him. >> but you're on broadway. >> i'm on
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so is carmen. >> terrific play. >> thank you.
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re perfect. now be sure to tag your mother because she needs more followers. ok. nice. in heels. >> ivanka trump golfs in style. there were no cleats in sight when she teed off yesterday at trump national golf club in new jersey. it's going to host the u.s. women's open next year. she said pros gave her pointers about smashing a drive. >> what do you think she's wearing, norah o'donnell? >> i know. >> ivanka trump head to toe. >> exactly. she puts on her cute ivanka trump bag. >> always a good looking bag. >> now she has a golf wear line. she can golf in her dresses. >> it's coming. welcome back to "cbs this morning." coming up in this half hour, steve martin is here in studio 57. he's got a banjo in there somewhere along with carmen cusack, who's his leading lady. hiev
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can they lead a revolution against "hamilton" at the tonys next month? plus, graduation day honors a father's determination. a new jersey janitor put his kids through school for next to nothing. how his ambitious plan paid off. what an incredible story ahead. right now it's time to show you some of this morning's headlines from around the globe. "the philadelphia inquirer" looks at a growing battle over beverages. philly is the latest city considering a sugar tax on soft drinks. the mayor wants to add a 3 cent per ounce fee on items like soda, flavored water, sports, drinks, and some juice. that means a 20-ounce bottle of soda could run you 60 cents more. britain's "guardian" says rory mcilroy admits he's concerned about the zika virus at the summer olympics. he may reconsider playing for ireland at the games. 27-year-old mcilroy said he and his fiance may consider starting a family in the next couple years. he says he's
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outbreak. i missed he was engaged. >> i did too. >> i missed that too. okay. >> i did too. >> i was looking at you for guidance. >> but now we can say congratulations. "the new york post"" says that facebook has apologized for banning an ad featuring a plus-size woman. it shows model tess holliday posing. facebook said the ad depicted the body in an undesirable manner. the social network reviewed its decision and reversed it. the duke and duchess of cambridge made an appearance at the chelsea flower show. other royals stopped by to smell the roses. queen elizabeth made her 51st appearance at the event, which is held every year. look how beautiful those blooms are. and "the new york times" says broadway had another
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season. more than 13.3 million tickets were sold during the season that ended on sunday. theaters took in more than $1.3 billion. broadway gives credit to diverse shows like "hamilton" and a rise in tourism as well. >> here's another suggestion for you when you're heading to broadway. comedian, actor, producer, writer, and musician steve martin just added broadway to his very impressive resume. the grammy and emmy winner co-wrote the new musical called "bright star" with singer/songwriter edie brickell. ♪ and it's actress carmen cusack making her broadway debut. this show is nominated for five tonies. steve martin and carmen cusack join u
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>> i promise you, i will release my tax return off the tonys but not before. >> so right after the tonys, you'll give your taxes. >> absolutely. >> and what is your effective tax rate? >> oh, i can't reveal that right now. i think it's less than 1%. >> you're not being audited. >> not being audited, no. now i am, now that i said that. >> if you're looking for a vp candidate, jouust throwing it o there. can i just say congratulations. i was there on sunday. i'm telling you, steve and carmen, i go, oh, boy, there's going to be banjos. but i tell you, by the time -- two minutes in, you take the audience's heart, you grab it, and keep us in your embrace the whole time. i love, love, love this. >> thank you so much. we're telling a story, a hypothetical story but a story based on a true event. >> so you read a newspaper article? >> yes, edie brickell discovered a newspaper article from 1904 about a babyha
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thrown from a train in a suitcase and lived and was discovered. our play, musical, tells the story of what possibly could have happened after. >> so how did you find the lady on your left? >> carmen is a true discovery. she sent in a cd of an audition, and we didn't know even where it came from. i think from san diego or los angeles. >> l.a. just did it in my house. well, apartment in l.a. silver lake. >> were you auditioning for this role? >> whatever she did, it was right. >> i auditioned for the role. they threw me a couple scenes. one when she's 16 and one when she's 38. i just knew what exactly what i wanted to do quite immediately. i felt like i knew this character immediately. >> but carmen, he calls you the find of a lifetime. wow. >> it really is because this process has been going on
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four years. you first have a reading. we thought, she's good, let's hire her. but you don't know if someone is going to last and sustain for the next four years through every iteration of the musical. >> it was like a four-year audition. >> yeah. >> and you've been with it since the beginning, since the first reading. >> yes. >> so what was your impression of steve martin? >> oh, just incredibly -- >> difficult? >> yes. >> i'm here. watch it. >> i caught on very quickly that he's all about just doing good work. he seemed very open, very warm, and incredibly sensitive. he would watch every little movement in your face, and if you felt that a line wasn't working, he would pretty much immediately catch on just by a little quirk in my face or something. he would know. you're just incredibly sensitive that way. >> you've been playing the banjo since, what, 17, 18 years old? >> yeah. >> have you long wanted to create a musical on broadway? th no.
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actually. discussion with edie that we really liked the musicals we were raised on and how much they affected our lives in a positive way. we felt our songs that we write together are melodic. i don't want to say memorable in the sense that you can hum them fter you hear them. we just started doing it. >> what do you like about the banjo, steve? >> a lot of people have a bad view of the banjo. they think it's one thing. the banjo can be quite melancholy, as you can hear in the songs. it evokes something to americans, i feel, something they sense that's a part of them when they really hear it played in the way that, you know, i like to hear it. i mean, you know, there's the documentary about the civil war. they used a lot of banjo in that. it's very evocative. >> is h
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carmen? it's a very emotional play. it's funny, it's emotional, and it's also very sad at points. >> well, i find with some shows, you need to pace yourself. you need to kind of just know where your feeling is so you can get the next one out. with this, i have to let the ride just take me where it's going to take me. the more you fight it, the harder it is. so i just let it just stay present in the moment. bit end of it, i kind of feel revived because it's like after having a big cry and then all the sudden you start laughing at the end. i hope that's how the audience goes out. >> i read you say you connect with this role more than any other that you've played. why? >> well, the other role she played was a witch, wasn't it? >> you don't want to paint yourself green anymore like in "wicked." >> yeah, i connect with this role on a couple -- in a couple ways. my mother had me when she was 16. that was an issue that had to be dealt with. she grew up in a
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background, and there was a lot of, you know, discussion on what they should do with this unborn child. but here i am, and thank goodness. she went through this whole terrible situation at 16 years old. that's what i had to go through. >> and she's nominated for best actress. >> amazing. back when i was younger, it was a scandal. now they're having baby showers for people who are having babies at 16. >> steve, you define yourself more as a musician, comedian, writer, an actor? >> i would say writer/comedian. i still love doing comedy. i do a show with marty short. we tour around the country. we love to do that. just loving jokes and loving our rapport with each other. writing is the fundamental thing that feeds off everything. >> what a treat you were on sunday. think of this weekend for a second. saturday i went to -- friday the bad boy reunion and jay-z
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sunday i'm sitting there and you come out and the audience literally gasps. you came out after intermission and just started playing. >> i play with the band at intermission, as often as i can. out of eight shows, i can do maybe five a week. >> wow. >> like i say, it's the biggest reward for the least work i've ever done. i play for two minutes, and i get a nice applause. >> more than nice applause. >> you play the banjo almost every day of your life? >> almost, i'd say, yeah. >> any movies coming up? >> yes, i did a movie with ang lee called "billy lynn's long halftime walk." i haven't seen any footage, but it's a drama and it's in 3d. ang lee had this whole theory about the audience participating in dramatic scenes because you're so -- when you see a close-up, my face is like this. >> did ang lee do "crouching tiger"? >> yes, he did. >> can we say bravo to edie
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the two of you working together seems like such an effortless, joyous collaboration. >> she is fantastic. >> carmen, you have the most beautiful voice. >> thank you so much. it's fun singing this music. >> highly, highly recommended. i'd see it again. >> please do. >> we'll get you a ticket. >> thank you, steve. >> thank you very much. thanks for having us. >> congratulations on all the tony nominations. "bright star" is playing now on broadway. coming up, a college janitor becomes the big man on campus, at least in the eyes of his kids. up next, his strategy that led to f
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a follow-up this morning to an incredible story steve hartman shared on friday. a massachusetts janitor put all five of his kids through college. the one he works for. they did not spend a time on tuition, largely because of his devotion. steve shows how the last of the children celebrated a day of pomp and circumstance. >> reporter: it was a moment 22 years in the making. as fred walked his daughter alicia to the graduation podium. >> this degree is being
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custodial department of boston college. [ cheers and applause ] >> reporter: alicia is not his first kid to graduate from boston college. far from it. in fact, all five of his kids have graduated from bc. which is one of the most prestigious universities in the country. and to think, all that remarkable success from this one humble beginning. >> i love being here. >> reporter: fred works overnights as a janitor at bc, and over the years, he's parlayed this relatively low-paying job into a gold mine. thanks to a university policy that says if you work here, your kids can go here for free, assuming they're accepted, which is not easy. and yet, back in '98, his oldest daughter amy became the first to get in. >> she broke down crying, and i broke down crying. we hugged each
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there's pictures of my house in that. this is the acceptance letter. >> reporter: he still keeps the letter on his wall. >> seeing that made it all worthwhile. >> reporter: it hangs here in the dining room, next to the one his son got a few years later, and his other son. in fact, today his house is pretty much wallpapered in boston college acceptance letters as each and every kid eventually got in. >> he really opened the opportunity for us. >> it was never a question of if we would go to college or not. we will go to college, and that's what he instilled in us. >> reporter: the kids say dad and mom didn't pressure them to succeed. they just set the expectation and provided the means. no matter what it took. >> you live for your kids so they can have a better life than i had. >> reporter: fred insists his kids are now all smarter than he is, but you have to wonder. over the past two decades, fred has taken boston college for nearly $700,000 worth of free tuition, which makes h
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dummy. [ cheers and applause ] i'm guessing his final daughter's graduation is a relief to the school. but not to fred, who says these college years flew by too fast. >> i was 44 at the time. now i'm 62. it's like, wow. you know? >> you glad it's over? >> no, no. no. >> reporter: when it comes to kids, watching them reach the top is definitely a reward. but fred says climbing the ladder with them is even better. even if you have to vacuum the steps along the way. for cbs this morning, i'm steve hartman in boston. >> i saw that show first friday, and to see it again, it's equally powerful. >> still chokes you up. tuition is $65,000 a year. imagine what he's done for his children. >> fred's been working since he
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to college himself. he's given them the greatest gift. >> what a testament to boston college. and to his kids. bravo. tomorrow on "cbs this morning," mark phillips takes us on a journey to an island far, far away. >> it's a place that looks like it's on the edge of the world, whose mystery has drawn visitors since the dawn of time and still does today. some have even come from outer space. after "star wars," will it ever be the same? tomorrow on "cbs this morning."
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well, what an interesting morning. from donald trump's campaign manager to steve martin. >> and carmen. who's not related to the cusack family. >> so be sure to tune into the
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could use some basil. oh, sure thing, sweetie. life is eating out of a flower pot. wait where's the? right. it's being a food paparazzi. honey, your rump roast just broke the internet. as it should. and a takeout romantic. dessert! happy anniversary. life is mucho, and grande. life is eating, laughing, loving and a place to enjoy it together.
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former new york yankee bernie williams is live in the studio. we are not talking about baseball but music and how he is giving back to the kids in the community. >> a leading organization that creates safe play areas. kaboom is here celebrating d.c. as one of the most playful cities in the u.s. >> one of the most playful programs in the usa. this is tuesday, may 24th. this is "great day washington."
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good morning. i'm chris leary. >> i'm markette sheppard. we are joined by our newest cohost daryl green. welcome back. >> and the crowd goes crazy. >> they are going crazy down there. >> you are joining us every tuesday. >> people at home may be thinking where was daryl green all week. >> i was not missing classes. >> i am a rookie. still a rookie. i'm on the mentor ship. this is my mentor. i don't know if you know. this is my mentor if i blow it, send the letters and cards to chris. >> i got plenty of cards. >> if i blow it, send the letters an cards to chris. we have a lovely show if i can get out from under the bus. bernie williams, do
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who he is? >> absolutely. i will tell him that i got cut in the 5th grade when i was trying out for baseball. it's a painful thing in my heart so i don't want to talk a lot about it but the coach called us up and said you go home, you go home and i was that first you go home. >> bernie will be talking about music. can you play guitar? >> i cannot. >> you can play and i can sing. >> get me a karaoke machine and -- . >> i don't know why my first wife wouldn't let me join -- the church wouldn't let me join the choir. >> it's bad when the church goes you can sit there. >> i didn't make the church choir. >> somebody who is reinventing themselves over and over again, thgelina jolie.

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